The 2.007 robot competition celebrates the best of MechE culture, combining passion and creativity with mind and hand. This year, students are competing head to head in a skiing competition, building robots that are capable of scaling mountains and going for the gold.
2.007, originally called 2.70, is legendary in the history of engineering education. Professor Emeritus Woodie Flowers, who continues to advocate tirelessly for hands-on education and the importance of adding an element of fun, triggered a domino effect across the country with his lively version of 2.70 in the early 1970s. Soon after, engineering programs everywhere were emulating his approach, including FIRST Robotics.